Report: Israel Was Informing Congress on Obama Administration’s Flawed Deal With Iran
Secretary of State John Kerry warned Benjamin Netanyahu against intervening in the Iran nuclear talks three weeks ago.
Kerry warned Netanyahu not to reveal details of the US concessions to the Iranian regime.
The US media today reported that Israel had obtained information on the nuclear deal with Iran. And Israel was informing US lawmakers on the flawed deal with the Iranians.
The Washington Post reported:
Israel obtained sensitive information about the nuclear talks between Iran and the United States and turned it over to members of Congress, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. The insider details came from “confidential” briefings from U.S. officials as well as from “informants, diplomatic contacts in Europe and eavesdropping,” the paper said.
Citing “current and former officials,” the paper said the “spying operation was part of a broader campaign by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to penetrate the negotiations and then help build a case against the emerging terms of the deal.”
The Journal, in its Tuesday edition, reported the “espionage” did not concern the White House “as much as Israel’s sharing of inside information with U.S. lawmakers and others to drain support” for a possible deal with Iran to rein in Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing of international sanctions.
The White House learned of the operation, the paper reported, when U.S. intelligence agencies “intercepted communications among Israeli officials that carried details the U.S. believed could have come only from access to the confidential talks, officials briefed on the matter said.”